And don't forget the flirtation between the Chester and Casey characters. Why add that scene if Beach isn't going to become a regular and romance her? That's strong evidence that he'll be back.
Since I didn't hear it myself, I can't swear that it's true. (Of course, it might be false even if I had heard it myself.) If it doesn't turn out to be true, I'll apologize to the thousands of fans I've riled up.
Oh, and this is a blog, not a newspaper. Don't be fooled by the catchy "Newspaper Rock" title.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the Media
Beach joins 'Law & Order: SVU'
Actor to become regular on hit NBC show
"SVU" creator Dick Wolf first worked with Beach on "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," the HBO telepic Wolf produced. Beach has the lead role in the project, which is expected to debut in May and is already being considered one of the paybox's key longform Emmy contenders.
Another Beach rumor: Adam is becoming friends with Forest Whitaker and spent New Year's Eve with him.